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My April 2018 #readathon progress post! books, pages, and my #giveaway!

This post will be stuck to my front page, and updated throughout the readathon. For reference, please see my previous post. I woke up late today, so I did not get started reading until about 11 AM – the readathon started at 8 am! I’m disappointed that I couldn’t get up earlier, but hopefully I … Continue reading

It’s the #readathon! Find out what I’ll be reading and enter my giveaway. Also, some sad news.

Hi everyone, It is with a broken heart that I have to share the news that one of our family dogs, Penny, passed away yesterday. She lived 14 years happily among cats, dogs, humans and even a couple of turtles who loved her. I got to see her in February when I visited home and … Continue reading

The NO MILK Revolution

Originally posted on The Paw Report:
It is estimated that around 11,000 years ago “dairying” practices began with the transition from hunter-gathering to agriculture. Archaeological evidence supporting this includes bone growth patterns of cattle: calves would be killed before their first birthday so that humans could exploit their mothers for milk; cattle that were full…

TGI Fridays now has Beyond Meat burgers! But vegans, don’t get fries with that.

Before the end of 2017, restaurant chain TGI Fridays announced that it was going to include the Beyond burger in its menu for 2018. Following a successful test run in October, the restaurant decided to include the Beyond burger in ALL of its locations starting… NOW! That’s right, at any of the 450+ TGI Fridays … Continue reading

Book Review: A Place To Call Home: Toby’s Tale

As you may know, throughout this past year I blogged the nonfiction book, Dogland. Dogland, written by Jacki Skole, investigates the American shelter system and rescue efforts, looking for answers on how we can reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and help adoptable dogs find homes. Now, what you don’t know is that some time ago, … Continue reading

The #readathon has started! And I’m still fundraising for Hurricane Maria victims.

The 24 hour readathon has started! So far I’ve finished the graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Vol 1. Next I’m moving onto Dogland… which I should have been blogging about but I let it lapse. So expect some quick posts as I wrap up my thoughts on Dogland! I am also still fundraising … Continue reading

Raising money for Puerto Rico, and why I’m doing the 24 hour #readathon

On October 21, Dewey’s 24 readathon takes place! I participated last April, although I read nowhere near 24 hours. I plan on reading for at least half the day – if i can hit around 18 hours, I’d be really happy! This will finally get me to knock a few books off my never-ending TBR … Continue reading

.@PETA files lawsuit challenging Iowa’s ag-gag law

  Exposers of animal abuse should be protected, NOT punished! Why PETA is going to court to fight #Iowa’s #AgGag law. https://t.co/YhZhHQvjT9 — PETA (@peta) October 11, 2017   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, along with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the Center for Food Safety, … Continue reading

#FindYourFido – October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the ASPCA is celebrating in a big way, teaming up with shelters around the country for the #FindYourFido campaign. Who is Fido, you ask? Fido is any dog who currently is awaiting their forever home at a shelter. In New York City, to promote the campaign and … Continue reading

Reading Series: Dogland – Pet Deserts

“The shelter is at the back end of the equation. People need to realize these animals are not the shelter’s problem; they’re the community’s problem.” I love this quote, which comes from Chris Protzman, interviewed by Dogland author Jacki Skole, who helped found the Blount County Animal Center. The chapter I’m currently blogging, Pet Deserts, … Continue reading